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Former University of Central Arkansas President Allen Meadors was charged Wednesday with a misdemeanor after an almost year-long investigation of a food vendor’s botched offer to renovate the president’s UCA-owned house.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 08/30/2012

Print Headline: Meadors charged in UCA food-vendor case

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  • jmoz
    August 30, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

    Great to see Debra Hale-Shelton back on the job. DemGaz will probably move her to another Arkansas college town now. Can't let UCA get too big.

    It's really a shame that UCA did not have a general counsel while the Lu Hardin was president, or even when Allen Meadors was. Had UCA employed a competent legal counsel (and they certainly had the funds), he/she would have reviewed matters like the offer by Aramark and advised the board and administration. UCA has clearly had an incompetent board of trustees. Perhaps they need to clear the deck.

    I can see the monkey trial over this charge. The prosecutor must be one sharp cookie. A year's investigation and this? Can't wait to see the VP Fin & Admin get on the stand. That will be entertaining. Then we will get to see the "source who did not want to be identified."

  • cdawg
    August 30, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.

    If BB had any glands he should be asking for Board resignations.

  • RaylanGivens
    August 30, 2012 at 3:17 p.m.

    Oversight? Your current food vendor has a contract that appears to be getting close to needing an extension and no one could see this was not a donation? My 10 year old son could have figured out this kickback

  • Jfish
    August 30, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.

    Would it not have been cheaper to level the first house and build a new one? This "remodeling" never passed the smell test and the ADG should be commended for sniffing it out.

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